The Washington Nationals recalled outfielder Donovan Casey from Triple-A Rochester and placed outfielder Dee Strange-Gordon on the Injured List on Friday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.
Casey, 26, hit .250 with two doubles, two triples, one homer, six RBI, a walk and four runs scored in six games for Triple-A Rochester prior to being recalled. He hit safely in four of the six games, and five of his six hits this season have gone for extra bases.
Washington’s Minor League Defensive Player of the Year in 2021, Casey was acquired by the Nationals from the Los Angeles Dodgers along with right-handed pitcher Josiah Gray, right-handed pitcher Gerardo Carrillo and catcher Keibert Ruiz in exchange for right-handed pitcher Max Scherzer and shortstop Trea Turner on July 30th, 2021. Casey is considered the No. 17 prospect and the “Best Athlete” in Washington’s Minor League system, per Baseball America. He was originally selected in the 20th round of the 2017 First-Year Player Draft out of Boston College.
Strange-Gordon, 33, appeared in four games for the Nationals, prior to being placed on the Injured List.